The 100 Cat Breeds of the World.
In this sumptuously illustrated book, Desmond Morris, Britain's best-known authority on cats, presents the ultimate reference book on domestic cat breeds. He provides details of every cat breed in the world, from the long-established to the exotic newcomers. There are full descriptions of the appearance and personality, lists of colour forms and breed clubs, and detailed histories. He has also meticulously researched the obscure origins of old breeds and offers intriguing accounts of the often conflicting theories.
Dr Morris also brings us up-to-date on experimental breeds, many of them highly controversial. The book thus covers every aspect of domestic cat breeds, from ancient history to the most recent developments, from physical characteristics to special features and disposition. Supplementing the information about each breed are sections on coat colours and patterns, feline anatomy, terminology and cat societies.
This definitive reference work is illustrated with 95 full colour photographs, by some of the world's leading cat photographers. All the photographs have been carefully chosen by the author to illustrate the most typical characteristics of each breed.